Today we focused our show’s discussion on care giving, and the needs of those giving care! Laurie Chrisalli and Barbara Hearne joined me in the studio. Laurie is the Life Enrichment and Community Relations Coordinator and Barbara is the Program Director. Both Laurie and Barbara have many years of experience working in the senior living environment, focusing on those individuals who have some form of cognitive processing difficulties (dementia).
Sardis Gardens Adult Day and Health Care Center is a new facility on the brink of opening in the south Charlotte, NC area. Sardis Gardens is a continuation of the vision of Dr. M. Reza Bolouri, M.D., the founder of the Alzheimer’s Memory Center in Charlotte. Dr. Bolouri called into the show to share his personal vision for this exciting new facility, designed to provide the best care possible for your aging loved one who needs care during the day while you are at work on otherwise committed to other tasks.
Sardis Gardens staff can be reached at 704-364-3660.
Thanks for listening, and for being a part of my mission to improve the quality of life for all of our senior adults by facilitating their ability to stay informed, involved, active and listened to.
Radio 4 the Ages! Live Talk Radio
Brooke Bauer and Faye Greiner, both members of the Catawba Indian Nation were my special guests in the studio on November 16th. This was fitting as November is Native American Month.
Brooke is working on her PhD in Colonial U.S. History, 1740-1840, with a focus on Catawba Indian women. Faye is a crafter, who is skilled at pottery and basket making. We explored the cultural and historical aspects of the Catawba Nation. I particularly loved the legend of the Yehasuri. These mythical creatures are approximately two foot tall ‘little Indians’, who were used by the Catawba parents to keep their young ones ‘in line’. You can laugh right along with me as Faye Greiner describes exactly how Catawba Moms an Dads put the fear of the Yehasuri into the minds of their little mischievous ones.
We also discussed the lifestyle and medical concerns of American Indians, the small percentage of the 65+ population of American Indians. Poverty and poor health go hand in hand on the reservation, just as in most of America. This program, hopefully like most Radio 4 the Ages offerings, hopes to entertain, educate and provoke thought in our audience.
This was the first, and I hope not the last time, that we explore the history of American Indians on Radio 4 the Ages. My sincere thanks to my wonderful guests, Brooke Bauer and Faye Greiner.
Today’s show was dedicated to all of our US Military Service Men and Women. John Falkenbury, president of North Carolina USO was in the studio, along with Chris Terry, USMC retired. John is a 20 year veteran of the US Army, and both John and Chris have a background in the senior living world.
We discussed the challenges of military service and how that training and skill set is an asset in the administration of nursing home and assisted living communities. It’s about team work, dedication, and caring for both those under your ‘command’ and in your care.
My oldest son, David Howard, who is a Major in the US Air Force called in and shared his thoughts about military service. David is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology and Air Force R.O.T.C. .
Emily Garcia, my board op for this show is a Navy ‘brat’, and along with my Assistant Producer Sheila, they offered a few thoughts as well on this special show for and about our dedicated and most appreciated US Service Men and Women.
Thank you all for your service!
This was a really good show with a very bright young man, Jake Gibson. Jake is a graduate student at Wingate University, with a goal of becoming a pharmacist. He is currently an intern at a local pharmacy in the Charlotte area, and he was kind enough to share a Saturday morning with me in the studio. We discussed some of the myriad of challenges that pharmacists face when dealing with older customers and their medications. We really got an in depth description of what goes on behind the counter at most pharmacies; the controls in place to insure that any contra indications with medicines are detected, and how the pharmacy team works with your best interests in mind.
Today, Chuck Boozer joins me in the studio to discuss aging, high school reunions, and a few other of lifes’ happenings.
Chuck is of course familiar to regular listeners of ‘Chuck Boozer in the Mornings, with Freddie Hammer’, a live morning talk show on WRHI in Rock Hill, South Carolina. I had the good fortune of meeting Chuck a few years back when he was selling cars at Hendrick Honda in Charlotte. However car sales is a small part of Chuck’s repertoire. He’s been an accomplished radio guy for many years, and he has one of the most enjoyable guys I know to spend a few hours with just ‘chatting’ about life.
I hope you enjoy listening to this rendition of Radio 4 the Ages as much as I did recording it with my good friend, Chuck Boozer!